Phil Rosenthal - Biography

Dr. Philip J. Rosenthal is the co-founder and president of Fastcase, Inc. ( and was the 2016 Republican, Conservative, and Independence Party nominee for Congress in the NY 10th, the district that includes Wall Street and Ground Zero. (,

Fastcase combines big data analytics with legal research and serves two-thirds of all lawyers in America. Forbes stated in 2008 that Fastcase’s approach creates “a fundamental break from the way legal research has been performed since the mid-1700s.” The American Bar Association has repeatedly named the Fastcase app number one among all legal apps.

Although Dr. Rosenthal did not win the 2016 Congressional election, he received many more votes than any Republican has in his district in decades. No Republican had ever obtained 40,000 votes against the incumbent, dating back to 1992, but Dr. Rosenthal is projected to surpass 50,000 votes.

Phil is a physicist and a lawyer, as well as an entrepreneur. He researched string theory and cosmology at Caltech and served as a consultant at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, working on the Pluto Fast Flyby program which evolved into the mission that visited Pluto in 2015. He also practiced law at Covington & Burling, specializing in nuclear, communications, and patent law.

Dr. Rosenthal serves on the board of Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET), a think tank based in Washington, D.C., that is unabashedly pro-America and pro-Israel. In addition, he is a member of the Republican Jewish Coalition Leadership Council. Previously, Phil was on the board of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. He also served on the board of The Dwelling Place, a non-profit that supports homeless families in their pursuit of self-sufficiency by providing housing, education, financial and life skills, and career enhancement.

Phil studied physics at Yale, graduating summa cum laude, phi beta kappa. He then earned a Ph.D. in physics at Caltech and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

He and his fiancé Derika live on Upper West Side in Manhattan.

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